3 Reasons Massage Therapists Should Try Kinesio Taping

Sports trainers, massage therapists, and physical therapists all over the world use kinesio tape to help relieve pain and soreness. The first method for kinesio taping was developed in 1979 by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a chiropractor in Japan. By 1995, kinesio taping became a popular treatment for pain management in the United States. However, during the last few years, it has become increasingly requested by spa clients and more popular with therapists. Why the shift? Here are 3 major reasons:

1. Prolongs the benefit of massage.

For clients who receive regular massages for pain management or for athletes receiving massages to enhance performance, kinesiology tape holds the muscle stretch in a position that relieves strain and pressure. It also aids the body in lymphatic drainage.

2. Enhances muscle recovery. 

One of the best features of the tape is flexibility. The wearer has full range of motion while wearing it. For those clients who may be training for a 5K, 10K, or even a marathon, a combination of massage and kinesiology taping is a great way to reduce pain and soreness during muscle recovery. Stabilizing the muscle can prevent injury for clients who run or do strenuous exercise daily.

3. Beneficial for client, profitable for you.

Adding kinesiology taping to the end of a massage service only adds about 10-15 minutes to the treatment. Apply a quick spray of Stopain Clinical Continous Spray to the finished tape and instruct the client to apply the Stopain Clinical Continous Spray in between massage services. This is an easy add-on service with a retail component. Your client looks to you to provide the best treatment possible. It’s a win-win for both of you!

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